While the flowers are blooming outside, most of us spend time indoors. Dating during the corona lockdown doesn’t seem that simple. Still, the use of dating websites is not visibly declining. In fact, it is increasing for single people among us. Here are some tips for dating during lockdown.
1. Take it easy
What about slow dating? It’s about becoming more aware of dating, instead of endlessly scrolling through different websites and filling your calendar with dates, focus on quality rather than the amount of dates. It’s all about enjoying the process and the pleasure of doing it right. Don’t get caught up in the stress and distraction of the dating treadmill, focus your energy and choose your Belfast dating connections carefully. Before the lockdown it was easy to get lost in too many dating options. But quality instead of quantity is the answer during this time!
2. Show yourself some love
You probably spent more time alone. It may not have been easy or comfortable, but instead of bouncing back and trying to be the way you were, consider whether something has changed for you. The more you care about yourself, the less you expect a future partner to “fix” or complete you.
3. Be thoughtful
For many of us, our “relationship footprint” was created at a very early age. These behavioural patterns that you instinctively lean towards are not always pleasant. What would you like to see this time? You may have noticed that you tend to end up in relationships that aren’t really good for you, or that you don’t like some of the ways you’ve acted in your love life. If you could make changes, what would you do differently? What kind of relationship would you like to see this time?
4. Getting to know each other digitally
In this digital era you can also have a lot of fun with each other on Belfast dating site without a physical encounter. Use a video chat to get to know each other better. And to do fun things, such as virtual dining together. Play virtual games. That is not only fun, it is also a good way to learn each other, especially when it gets competitive. Netflix & chill? Yes, also in the corona era. But everyone in their own seat and with the app Netflix Party included. Be creative! Create a playlist and share your favourite music with each other for example.
Because you get to know each other, you build up the tension and the physical encounter will soon be even more special than usual. But then the corona crisis should not last too long.
5. Yoga for mental and physical connection
It is also important to keep moving during times of isolation and lockdown. Virtual duo yoga is ideal for becoming aware of your body, staying flexible between all that sitting still and motivating each other when things get more difficult. The internet is brimming with yoga sessions, weekly live streams or images with interesting exercises. So why not do a yoga session together? Place your webcam in a strategic place and motivate each other throughout the session.